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Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service is part of the County Council, the Chief Fire Officers suite of services also incorporates other community safety related services such as Emergency Management, Trading Standards, Coroners and Road Safety.

The Service’s Mission is: “Working together we will provide the highest standard of community safety and emergency response services to the communities of Gloucestershire.”

The Service is administered from a HQ site in Quedgeley which co-locates Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service with Gloucestershire Constabulary. Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service have 21 Community Fire Stations with 33 front line fire engines strategically located across Gloucestershire.

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HMICFRS region and HMI

  • Her Majesty’s Inspector of Fire & Rescue Services (HMI): Wendy Williams
    is HMI for Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service
  • HMICFRS region: The service is in HMICFRS’s Western fire region

Contact Wendy Williams

HMICFRS’s role in inspecting this service

For over 160 years, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary independently assessed and reported on the efficiency and effectiveness of police forces and policing, in the public interest.

In summer 2017, HMIC (now HMICFRS) took on inspections of England’s fire & rescue services, assessing and reporting on their efficiency, effectiveness and leadership.

Key facts – 2019/20

Service Area

1,024 square miles

Population

0.64m people
up4% local 5 yr change

Workforce

49% wholetime firefighters
51% on-call firefighters
0.56 per 1000 population local
0.57 national level
down9% local 5 yr change
down8% national 5 yr change

Assets

21 stations
33 fire engines

Incidents

2.1 fire incidents per 1000 population local
2.7 national
3.4 non-fire incidents per 1000 population local
3.1 national
3.0 fire false alarms per 1000 population local
4.1 national

Cost

£18.64 firefighter cost per person per year
£24.53 firefighter cost per person per year (national)

Chief Fire Officer

Wayne Bowcock